Have you ever felt frustrated when caught in a traffic jam, or experienced danger when trying to cross a road?
Cars are machines of convenience, which facilitate smooth transportation of people and goods. However, increases in traffic volume create congestion and hazardous road conditions. These adversely affect people’s lives, as well as physical distribution in an urban environment. Particularly in Asian countries enjoying rapid economic growth, traffic congestion and accidents resulting from an increasing number of vehicles have recently become serious problems. One urban development planner shared his concern: “Traffic congestion impacts the flow of goods, which is the backbone of our economy. More and more people try to cross roads by weaving their way through gaps in the never-ending stream of traffic. We must do something to redress the current situation in order to further develop our economy and ensure safer living.”
To address such worries, Omron proposes traffic control systems for various cities in Asia. Drawing on Omron proprietary automation technology, these systems use sensors to detect the flow of vehicles and pedestrians and provide real-time control over traffic that changes moment by moment.